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International Coral Reef Standard Ltd

Biodiversity Audit

Static or roving surveys.

Transect or quadrat methods.

All flora, fauna, invertebrates classified and quantified.

Mapping of seabed by echosounder and GPS.

Water analysis for pollution.

Photographic survey.

Night survey and fish count.

Micro survey for larval recruitment.

Classification of substrate types.

Surveys will measure the abundance and diversity of:

  • Fish
  • Invertebrates
  • Plants / algae
  • Living, dead and diseased coral
  • Juvenile coral numbers
  • Fish sizes
  • Commercial species
  • Rugosity
  • Environmental factors - salinity, turbidity, temperature
  • Heavy metal concentrations.

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